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Animism is a form of religion in which ________.

all forms of life are inhabited by gods

A religious organization that has spun off from the beliefs and practices of existing churches until it became something quite different is a ________.

sect

An entirely new religion whose members hold beliefs and engage in rituals that differ from those of existing religions is a ________.

cult

Christianity began as a ________.

cult

Members of the Islamic faith reside primarily in ________.

Arab States of the Middle East

A church that is officially connected to a national government is referred to as a(n) ________.

ecclesia

Careful consideration of the data associated with the Satanism scare of the 1980s indicates that about how many people were abducted per year by Satanists?

Fewer than 100

Whose rate of weekly church attendance is highest?

Widowed persons

Which religion shown just below is NOT "monotheistic" in outlook?

Hinduism

Which of the following believes in the transmigration of souls?

Hinduism

In which Islamic country is the position of women one of less subservience?

Kuwait

Where is Islam growing the most rapidly?

Africa and Asia

Confucianism has been careful to avoid entanglement with political matters and governmental issues.

False

Which group has the lowest rate of weekly church attendance?

Jews

Which side triumphed legally in the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" in Dayton, Tennessee in the late 1920s?

The creationists

Who suggested that funerals might serve the latent function of re-weaving the social fabric to connect people together after a death has left a hole in a set of relationships?

Emile Durkheim

Existentialism requires a strong commitment to a central deity as a main feature of its overall perspective.

FALSE

"Cultural traditionalists" can be equated almost one-to-one as an equivalent term for religious fundamentalists.

FALSE

Wiccans like to pray to "the Goddess." However, there seems to be no academic support for the idea that there was any pre-Christian religion that featured only one central female deity rather than a host of female supernatural figures.

True

States with high rates of church attendance have a strong statistical tendency to be the same ones with a low homicide rate.

False